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Pursuant to 29 Del. C., Chapter 58, the State Public Integrity Commission administers and implements Delaware's ethics law (Code of Conduct) for the Executive Branch; its financial disclosure law for all three branches; and its lobbyists' registration and expense reporting laws. ( more )

Public Integrity Commission

Code of Conduct

Ethical standards for all State Executive Branch employees (rank and file), officers (Senior level & Elected officials) and honorary State officials (appointees to State Boards & Commissions).  The standards apply to all local governments unless they adopt their own Code of Conduct which this Commission must approve as being at least as stringent as the State law.

Statute | Opinion Synopsis  | Case Decisions
Ethics Bulletins |  Ethics Disclosure | Ethics Brochure

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Financial Disclosure

Sources of assets, debts, income, capital gains, reimbursements, honoraria and gifts of certain values must be reported by State elected officials in all three branches of government; Cabinet Secretaries, Division Directors & their equivalents; candidates for State office; other designated officials.

Statute | Opinion Synopsis |  Ethics Bulletin | Executive Orders
Consanguinity Chart | Instructions and Forms |  FOIA AG Opinion

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Compensation Policy

"Anti double-dipping" law - bans double pay from dual government positions for overlapping hours.  Elected officials & paid appointed officials of State agencies, education and other institutions, and all political subdivisions of the State who hold two paid government positions cannot be paid by more than one tax-funded source for duties performed during coinciding workday hours.

Statute | Case Decisions  | Opinion Synopses | Ethics Bulletin

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Lobbying

Registration and authorization laws for those lobbying the General Assembly or State agencies, whether paid or not.  Quarterly expense reports required for direct expenditures on General Assembly members or agency employees or officials. Lobbying activity reports with the Bill Number of legislation and number or title of administrative action must be filed within 5 business days of Lobbying. PIC submits weekly reports on that lobbying activity to the General Assembly while in session.

Statute |  Opinion Synopses |  Ethics Bulletin
Search Lobbyists, Employers, and Lobby Activity |  New Lobbyists
Current Lobbyists |  Lobby Reports |  Related Laws
Bill Drafting Manual |  FOIA AG Opinion |  Executive Order - Gift Limits

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Related Laws

Delaware gift laws for public officials; and Ethics laws for the Legislative and Judiciary branches.

Delaware Gift Laws |  Legislative Conflict Laws |  Judicial Code of Conduct